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    A detailed model of Soledad Prison will figure in the trial of the two surviving "Soledad brothers" - due to begin in San Francisco this week.

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    A detailed model of Soledad Prison will figure in the trial of the two surviving "Soledad brothers" - due to begin in San Francisco this week.

    Fleeta Drumgo and John Cluchette are charged with the murder of a guard at the prison in January, 1970.

    The third "Soledad brother". George Jackson, was killed while trying to escape from San Quentin prison last August.

    The trial has aroused widespread racial feeling in the United States.

    The murder with which the two men are charged happened after prison authorities exonerated the warder for shooting and killing two black prisoners during a prison riot.

    Indirectly connected with the case is black militant leader, Angela Davis.

    Police say she took part in a conspiracy to free the "Soledad brothers" in 1970 -- a conspiracy which ended with a shoot-out on the steps of the Marin County Courthouse in which three people were killed.

    Miss Davis is being held in prison charged with supplying weapons for the attempted courtroom kidnapping.

    SYNOPSIS: A model of Soledad Prison will figure prominently in the trial of the two surviving "Soledad brothers" -- due to start this week in San Francisco. The two -- Fleeta Drumgo and John Cluchette -- are accused of murdering a white guard at the prison in January 1970. The two deny the killing: they say they can produce witnesses who'll swear they were on a different floor of the prison when the guard was killed.

    Racial feelings have been aroused by the trial. The killing of a white guard happened after prison authorities had exonerated the warder for shooting and killing two black prisoners.

    The third "Soledad brother" was George Jackson, a self-styled revolutionary who was killed during an escape attempt from San Quentin last August.

    Indirectly connected with the case is black militant, Angela Davis. She's accused of taking part in an earlier conspiracy to free the Soledad brother which ended with a shootout on the s??? of a courthouse, and the killing of three men.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA68KC34C8WGFVFCAPC9TW2NH42
    Media URN:
    VLVA68KC34C8WGFVFCAPC9TW2NH42
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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